… from Russia Today, Moscow
[ Editor’s Note: Lavrov has once again laser-focused on what our totally compromised media is ducking in all of the Russia bogeyman hype, despite this being done in an almost childishly simplistic way.
The US kicking out the Russian UN diplomats violated the diplomatic agreements. When the US does it, and our “not-a-watchdog” media rolls over, our government “not-of-the-people” fears no political backlash.
Missed by most observers is that the lack of screaming and hell-raising allows the deep-state boys to keep putting the whupping on us, as we are too stupid or too lazy to show any resistance, whatsoever. They can play by whatever rules they want, when they want.
Missed by the public is that if Russia’s UN procedural right can be dispensed with so easily, then why not dispense with the public’s “right to know” when it suits them?
I was talking to an old college friend yesterday. We were updating each other on what we have been doing. When I mentioned that the trip to Iran seems to be on again for March, he went off on a “Fox News” litany of warning me not to be grabbed and held hostage or blown up.
I thought he was just teasing me at first, but he was dead serious. He asked me why would we go, given that the Iranians would be censoring any papers or talks we would give? When I told them they weren’t, and we wouldn’t agree to it anyway, he couldn’t believe it.
And this is not a stupid guy, but an example of how, when all someone knows about Iran is from mass media, they just accept it. There are still a lot of people who think the media cannot lie, and they doubt that media puts out fake news. It was my turn to be shocked … Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … April 02, 2018 –
“There has been a lot of talk that the situation is worse than it was during classic ‘Cold War,’ because some rules and proprieties were followed then,” Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.
He also accused Britain, the US and other Western powers of “dropping all proprieties” and of spreading “blatant lies and disinformation.”
The poisoning of Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury in early March has led to the worst diplomatic row between London and Moscow in years. British accusations of using a military grade nerve-agent against the former spy have been repeatedly denied by Moscow.
However, the blame game triggered an escalation of tensions between Russia and other Western powers, including the US and a number of EU states, who followed in Britain’s footsteps by showing Russian diplomats the door.
On Monday, Lavrov reiterated that all such allegations must be backed by facts. When a country lacks facts, it starts “taking it out on diplomats” who are actually tasked with mending relations, said the foreign minister.
Lavrov also accused the UK and US of playing “children’s games” instead of providing evidence. Moscow had earlier called for a meeting of the UN chemical-weapons watchdog, the OPWC, on April 2 to have “an honest conversation” about the Skripal case; but noted that Britain seemed to have no interest in establishing the truth.